Jose Mourinho lost bet with West Ham mascot

  • by Staff Writer
  • Wednesday, 28th October 2015

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wasn't only facing a ?25,000 FA fine as a result of his team's defeat to West Ham last weekend - but he was a shirt down too.

Mourinho, who was hit with the fine as a result of his antics at half time when challenging referee Jonathan Moss bet one of West Ham's young mascots before the game that his side would beat the Hammers, according to former Irons star Stuart Slater.

Slater, who was the star guest on this week's KUMB Podcast - which you may download or stream here - was in the tunnel prior to the match in his capacity as one of the club's match day hosts, when he witnessed the manager's challenge.

"Before the game Mourinho was talking to the ball boys and mascots," explained the former winger. "One of the mascots said to him 'we're going to beat you!'

"When he returned from the warm-up he came back into the tunnel and asked which one of the mascots said West Ham were going to beat Chelsea. One of the boys put his hand up and said 'it was me!'

"Mourinho told the boy he was going to have a bet with him. He said, 'If we win I'll have your shirt - and if you win, I'll get you a signed Chelsea shirt'. Whether it happened or not, I don't know - but it was brilliant that he could have a little bit of banter before the game!"

A high-spirited Mourinho with the mascots ahead of the game (image from @davidgold)

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